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John Frost is a seasoned trial lawyer, with over 45 years of trial experience.  He is the founding and managing partner of the Bartow based trial firm of Frost Van den Boom, P.A., located in the historic McLeod House.  He is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in both Civil Trial Practice and business Litigation.  Frost and his firm have received the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  He is past president of The Florida Bar, and is listed in Florida Leading Attorneys, Chambers USAAmerica's Leading Attorneys, Florida Super Lawyers magazine and selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation.  John is named by Florida Trend magazine to its 2015 list of the Top 1.8 percent of lawyers in Florida.  He is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, a national organization composed of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state; the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (1996-present); Multi-Million dollar Advocates Forum (2007-present); and The Verdict Club (2007-present).  John has been selected to life Membership in the University of Florida Foundation.  As an active and enthusiastic supporter of the University of Florida, Frost has served as President, Gator Boosters, inc. and is a Distinguished Director of Gator Boosters, Inc. Frost discovered his love of trial law when he was a member of the first team of Moot Court at Florida State College of Law.  He feels indebted to the law school for his success and generously supports the College of Law by giving major gifts and endowments.  "I love the practice of law.  I am a firm believer in giving back and I owe my success to those individuals who gave me the opportunity and taught me well and allowed me to do this."  "I love the opportunity to help people.  Most of the issues we deal with -- people are coming to you to try and get help.  It's going to affect the rest of their lives and so you get the opportunity to deal with these problems and to try and make things better for them."



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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 40%

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  • Robert M Chambers

    I endorse this lawyer. The first case I ever had with John was over 30 years ago. The last one was a few months ago. He is an extremely difficult advesary while remaining an exceptionally professional collegue. One of the very few "double board certified" attorneys in the State of Florida he was one of the very first to be board certified in civil trial law. My belief is that he is one of the best lawyers in the State of Florida and I would not hesitate to refer any client I have or have had to him for further assistance. There is a reason that he has an AV rating in Martindale and a "10" with AVVO - he deserves it!


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Contact info

Frost Van den Boom, P.A.

395 South Central Avenue
PO Box 2188
Bartow, FL, 33831-2188


FLMember in Good Standing196906/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Leading Lawyers for BusinessChambers USA2007
American Leading Lawyers for BusinessChambers USA2006
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2006
American Leading Lawyers for BusinessChambers USA2005
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2005
American Leading Lawyers for BusinessChambers USA2004
Leading Attorneys in FloridaLeading Attorneys in FloridaN/A
Florida Super LawyerFlorida Super LawyersN/A
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentFrost Van den Boom, P.A.1981 - Present
Managing PartnerHolland & Knight1969 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Litigation Counsel of AmericaCharter FellowN/A
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersPresident's ClubN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Polk County Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers SectionMemberN/A
Florida BarMemberN/A
Florida BarPresident1996 - 1997
Florida Bar FoundationDirector1995 - 1998
American Inns of Court (Willson)President1995 - 1996
Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers SectionChairman1992 - 1994
Florida BarBoard of Governors1992 - 1997
American Inns of Court (Willson)Master1990 - 2000
Polk County Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1980 - 1982
Florida Bar, Young Lawyers DivisionPresident1978 - 1978
Florida BarBoard of Governors1977 - 1979
Polk County Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors1976 - 1982
Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers SectionExecutive Council1976 - 1982
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bowling v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co.Jury Verdict - in excess of $1 Million
Nelson v. FreightlinerJury Award - In excess of $4 Million
Fowler v. Bradco Supply Corp., et al.Jury Verdict - In excess of $1 Million
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Publication nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education Trial Lawyers UpdateClosing Argument1980
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1968
University of FloridaN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1964
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Seminar, National Business InstituteDealing with Destruction: Spoliation of Evidence in Florida2003
The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education and Trial Lawyers SectionTaking the High Road: Litigation Tactics-The Impact on Judges, Juries and Litigants1995
Advanced Evidence SeminarBeyond Hearsay1995
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersEvidence Code and Civil Procedure Rules UpdateN/A